I think the Bastienne Schmidt exhibition will be of particular interest to many of you currently enrolled in Rollins art/photography courses. There will be an artist's talk and book signing by the artist on October 30th from 5 to 7:30 p.m. Highly, highly recommended.
Below is an excerpt from the Southeast Museum of Photography website:
September 4 - November 7, 2010
The Red Dress, Sagaponack, 2009
ABOUT THE EXHIBITION
This exhibition and book project uses photographs, large scale mixed-media pieces and film still images to explore female gender identity as it is refracted through popular culture. Schmidt challenges our visions of a domestic utopia with “tableaux” photographs of herself in the role of a “housewife” that re-stage many disconcertingly familiar scenarios and circumstances. Working strictly in her own home environment of suburban Long Island, Schmidt takes on the social context of a world of suburban fragmentation and loneliness with the presentation of the housewife character as a wandering, rootless protagonist.